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During website reconstruction, check out facebook for links to hear shows on PRX.org. Anna Deavere Smith (pictured) will rotate off when we are able to post audio here again.

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Inspired by her time in the Persian Gulf, Bonnie Bolling expands the typical American view of the Middle East in The Red Hijab.

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Winners, finalists, and judges for the 2016 New Letters Literary Awards: Click arrow below for details.  

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Kansas City Literary Events

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

Kansas City, Mo.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Downey, Derr-Smith & Powers

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, January 20, 2017

Sheila Kohler

Wichita, Kan.
Friday, January 20, 2017

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Writers for Readers

Literacy KC & UMKC's Creative Writing Program team up to raise money for a local literacy program. Contributors can enjoy dinner while listening to a conversation between UMKC novelist Whitney Terrell & Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith. (Click names to hear earlier radio shows with each writer; more on the event here.)

A Stand for Conger Beasley Jr.

The death of one of the most significant literary figures of the Kansas City region, Conger Beasley Jr., on Aug. 9, 2016, author of over 19 books of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, articles and art, has gone . . .

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C.D. Wright Collection

This collection features a CD containing both the 1999 and the 2009 interviews with acclaimed poet C.D. Wright. For a limited time, these programs are also available for free streaming through our archives.